Category Archives: Sinology

Typos in Mengzi: With Selections from Traditional Commentaries (Hackett)

p. 9, at the end of 1A7, change “Gentleman cannot bear” to “Gentlemen cannot bear”

More to come (I’m sure).

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Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought

Announcing the Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought, to be held at Wesleyan University on Friday and Saturday, November 8-9, 2013.
The goals of the Northeast Conference on Chinese Thought (NECCT) are twofold:

To provide a regional forum for everyone from graduate students … Continue reading

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Response to Stephen Angle, Susan Blake, and Jiyuan Yu

RESPONSE TO STEPHEN ANGLE, SUSAN BLAKE, AND JIYUAN YU
 B.W.V.N.
Jiyuan Yu generously organized a panel discussion at the 2009 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association on my translation:  Mengzi:  With Selections from Traditional Commentaries (Indianapolis:  Hackett Publishing, 2008).  The … Continue reading

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Rouzer, A New Practical Primer of Literary Chinese, Overview

I am currently using Rouzer’s A New Practical Primer of Literary Chinese to teach first-year Literary Chinese to students with at least two years of modern Chinese.  As I teach, suggestions for other instructors and notes for my own future … Continue reading

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What Is the Standard for Reading Classical/Literary Chinese?

If you want to read Confucius in the original language, you need to know Classical Chinese.  If you want to know much of the later two and a half millennia of Chinese philosophy, you need to know Literary Chinese.  (Classical … Continue reading

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